Patents Examined by Adolf Dsouza
  • Patent number: 12032083
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for wireless positioning. In an aspect, a network entity, such as a location server, may determine information characterizing a channel associated with a wireless device within a region of interest. The network entity may determine a location of the wireless device within the region of interest based on that information and a set of radio frequency fingerprints (RFFPs), where each RFFP identifies a geographic location within a region of interest and a channel condition at that geographic location within the region of interest, and where each geographic location within the region of interest is represented by a set of RFFPs having different channel conditions due to different states of at least one reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) within the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Mohammed Ali Mohammed Hirzallah, Marwen Zorgui, Roohollah Amiri, Rajat Prakash, Taesang Yoo, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 12035208
    Abstract: An active data collection mode control system to reduce crowd sourcing signal data collection required for fingerprint database (FPDB) maintenance is provided. The system includes a mobile device that supports a survey mode, a localization mode, and a crowd-sourcing mode, and a server that receives data from the mobile device, generates and updates an FPDB, and controls a data collection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Blagovest Iordanov Vladimirov, Sang Joon Park, Jin Hee Son, So Yeon Lee, Chang Eun Lee, Sung Woo Jun, Eun Young Cho
  • Patent number: 12019432
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining an abnormal technical status of a technical system includes: receiving, from the technical system, a plurality of signals, each signal being sampled over time and reflecting the technical status of at least one system component; computing, for each signal with associated high and low alarm thresholds obtained from an alarm management system, at every sampling time point, a univariate distance to its associated alarm thresholds as a maximum of the distances between a value of the respective signal and its associated alarm thresholds to quantify a degree of abnormality for the respective at least one system component; computing, at every sampling time point, based on the univariate distances at the respective sampling time points, an aggregate abnormality indicator reflecting the technical status of the technical system; and providing, to an operator, a comparison of the aggregate abnormality indicator with a predetermined abnormality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Moncef Chioua, Matthieu Lucke, Emanuel Kolb, Martin Hollender, Nuo Li, Andrew Cohen
  • Patent number: 12016677
    Abstract: A caregiver assistance system is disclosed for helping caregivers manage the care of existing bed sores and/or reduce the risk of a patient developing bed sores. The system may also help the caregiver to perform rounding tasks and/or to reduce the likelihood of patient falls. The system comprises a server application in communication with the patient's bed and one or more mobile electronic devices (e.g. smart phones). The mobile devices receive individual assessments of a plurality of bed sore risk factors and forward them to the server. The server generates bed sore risk scores from the answers and forward them to an EMR server. The server may also determine one or more risk reduction steps, display them on the mobile electronic device, and/or forward them to the patients' beds for implementation thereon. Additional bed sore information may be captured and sent to the EMR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Durlach, Ross Michael Nave
  • Patent number: 12016707
    Abstract: Device, system, and method, for simplicity call Big Data 911™, which expedites 911 call response times after vehicle accidents or other emergencies. It uses GPS and other data which automatically detects a crash and sends this data comprising the location, severity of the crash, etc., to the cloud using software and/or hardware such as a phone app or device on the vehicle. This data also identifies the victim with all relevant medical or other records. This ensures that during the crucial Golden Hour after the accident EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), police and other responders provide the optical medical treatment both en route to the hospital and once there. This includes the technology to initiate the 911 call combined with AI or statistical information in the cloud to expedite the ideal medical solution for the victim. This system can be used nationally or internationally as a person travels worldwide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventor: Mark Haley
  • Patent number: 12012187
    Abstract: Provided is a maritime overboard locator system for use in locating and rescuing a person or asset that has fallen overboard into a body of water. The system includes a locator attached to a person or asset that is activated manually or automatically upon immersion in water. The apparatus emits light, sound, radio, or any combination thereof. The locator is detected by one or more detectors onboard a boat, ship, vessel, or structure. The detectors detect a unique signal that is assigned to each person/asset. Once detected, the detector sends an overboard alert and deploys an unmanned aerial or underwater drone. The drone can include an inflatable life preserver or life raft and a tether cord that helps the person to remain afloat until rescue can be accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: The United States of America, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Jamie Bass
  • Patent number: 12015965
    Abstract: In an example positioning method, a first network device receives first measurement information of at least one first access network device and first assistance information, where the first measurement information is obtained by a terminal device by measuring a signal sent from the at least one first access network device. The first network device determines position information of the terminal device based on the first assistance information and the first measurement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinping Hao, Su Huang, Lei Chen, Shuigen Yang
  • Patent number: 12013467
    Abstract: A positioning device or a speed measuring device includes: a satellite information acquisition portion that acquires satellite information including information related to a position of multiple satellites and information related to a distance between each of the multiple satellites and a mobile body or a relative speed with the multiple satellites; an attitude detection portion that detects an attitude of the mobile body; a relationship calculation portion that calculates a positional relationship or a speed relationship between an installation location of each of the multiple satellite antennas on the earth and a positioning target location; and a calculation portion that calculates a position of the positioning target location on the earth or a speed at the positioning target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventors: Kazuya Shitaoka, Noriyoshi Suzuki, Akira Miyajima
  • Patent number: 12004045
    Abstract: Methods of deriving location information of a wireless device include deriving, in the continuous domain, a location of a wireless device and at least one time and location varying path loss function parameter. The coordinates and parameter are derived based on signal strength measurements made at the wireless device, with the measured signals originating from a plurality of wireless transmitters, such as access points. The derived path loss function parameter can include one or more of a path loss exponent parameter, an intercept parameter, a receiver antenna gain parameter, transmitter antenna gain parameter, or a transmit power parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad Zohoorian, Robert D. Berry
  • Patent number: 12004047
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described in which a vulnerable road user (VRU) user equipment (UE) indicates to a user whether a current position accuracy is sufficient or insufficient for approaching vehicles to determine if they present a hazard to the VRU. The position accuracy may be based on an accuracy threshold that is configured at the UE, such as by a serving base station or a road side unit (RSU). The accuracy threshold may be configured via common or dedicated signaling, through application-layer signaling, or may be pre-configured in the UE. When the VRU UE position accuracy exceeds the specified threshold for a particular interval of time, the UE may inform the user that approaching vehicles will be unable to determine their location with enough accuracy to take evasive maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dan Vassilovski, Gene Wesley Marsh, Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 11997508
    Abstract: A processing system may obtain usage volume information for endpoint devices for at least one cell site of a cellular network, determine at least one earning value of the at least one cell site based upon a summation of an earning metric of each of the endpoint devices for the at least one cell site, the earning metric comprising for each of the endpoint devices in a given time period: a total earning for the cellular network from the endpoint device times a ratio of the usage volume via the at least one cell site divided by the total usage volume via the cellular network, train a prediction model to predict an earning value of a new cell site, based upon geospatial features of the at least one cell site as predictor factors, and determine a predicted earning value of the new cell site via the prediction model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellect ual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Velin Kounev, Yaron Kanza, Arun Jotshi
  • Patent number: 11997751
    Abstract: A method for supporting UE association which is applied to a first communications device includes: determining first information, where the first information includes at least one of the following: device identification information, related information of second UE, information of a core network CN network element of second UE; and the second UE is in an association relationship with first UE; and executing a first related operation according to the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Vivo Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Wei Bao, Fei Yang
  • Patent number: 11991593
    Abstract: In some implementations, geolocation polling can include actions of receiving a location update from a user device of a user, determining an earliest time of arrival of the user to a home, determining, based on the earliest time of arrival, a time interval for a next location update, and providing instructions to the user device of the time interval for a next location update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald Madden, Aaron Lee Roberts, Bret Jutras
  • Patent number: 11982756
    Abstract: A method, implemented by a computer, for determining a position of a personal mobility device (PMD) comprises: estimating a position of a PMD based on a first wireless signal; determining whether the PMD is within an intermediate area between a first area and a second area, based on an estimated position of the PMD; determining whether the PMD moves to the second area, by using both the first wireless signal and a second wireless signal; and determining position of the PMD by using any one of the first wireless signal and the second wireless signal based on a movement of the PMD to the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Gu Min Jeong, Hyun Jung Oh, Seung Hyeon Lee, Yo Cheol Jang, Choong Yub Lee, Jongmyung Park, Dong Hee Seok, Jae Jun Ha
  • Patent number: 11982758
    Abstract: A relay point generation method includes: predicting a state of a target at a next moment; establishing a search range around the target according to the state of the target at the next moment; performing sampling within the search range, to obtain at least two location sampling points; and determining a relay point of the UAV at the next moment according to the state of the target at the next moment and the at least two location sampling points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hao Lv
  • Patent number: 11975888
    Abstract: A housing unit (1) is provided having a sleeve (10) defining a chamber (11) and a capsule (30) that is arranged to house an electronic device (32) in the capsule (30). The capsule (30) is shaped and configured to be received in the chamber (11). The sleeve (10) and capsule (30) have cooperating securing formations that are arranged to enable the capsule to be releasably secured within the chamber (11). The sleeve (10) is shaped and configured to enable it to fit into a cavity in a load carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Peter Alexander Meiring
  • Patent number: 11968606
    Abstract: Cloud-based communication management is provided. Status information regarding vehicles is maintained to a non-volatile storage. A request intended to be performed by one of the vehicles is received to a cloud server over a communications network from a requesting device. Responsive to the request being performable by a mobile edge computing (MEC) device in a cell of the communications network instead of the one of the vehicles, the request is sent by the cloud server to the MEC device to be processed by the MEC device instead of being performed by the one of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hanan J. Ahmed, Hassan Halabian, Erick Michael Lavoie
  • Patent number: 11963003
    Abstract: The invention concerns a sensing device (1) configured to selectively operate in: a manufacturing mode, an unprovisioned mode, a provisioned mode and an end-of-life mode. In the manufacturing mode, the electronic circuit (14) permanently stores a unique code (149) in a storage medium (12), while in the unprovisioned mode, the electronic circuit (14) waits for a provisioning code (31) for generating a private and a public key (143). In the provisioned mode, the electronic circuit (14) signs a timestamp (146) provided by a time-keeping unit (13) and data (110) provided by a sensing unit. The collected data (110), the timestamp (146), the digital signature (144) and the public key (143) is then transmitted. In the end-of-life mode, the electronic circuit (14) permanently erases the private key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Stefan Meyer, Ivan Olchevski, Stéphane Ballmer, Vlad Trifa
  • Patent number: 11954991
    Abstract: Example apparatus, methods, circuitry, and computer program products are provided for use in impact detection. Example apparatus comprises a plurality of sensors. The apparatus is configured to determine whether a user is wearing an item in which the apparatus is comprised, and in response to a positive determination, operate the apparatus in an active operating mode. The active operating mode comprises operating one or more sensors in the plurality of sensors to generate data associated with motion of the user at a first sampling rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Rheon Labs Limited
    Inventors: Thomas M W Burton, Daniel James Plant
  • Patent number: 11944715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely delivering, transferring ownership, storing, accessing and receiving or returning an item from another are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a system and method are provided to securely receive a variety of different sizes and types of packages at one or more locations, including but not limited to on or adjacent a recipient's property. In another embodiment, the system and method allow a user to receive, store and/or return an item without exposing the item to loss, damage, spoilage or other events that would impair the value of the items. Methods of utilizing the systems described herein are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: DLVR, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ross Shell, Sameer Goswami